Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 03:03 PM PDT

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Report: Sinking Land Due to Groundwater Pumping

Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 10:45 AM PDT

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

The most recent forecasts show El Nino reaching the "very strong" category this winter.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:59 PM PDT

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California OKs Strict Showerhead Standards

California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass...

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM PDT

'Lawn Buster' Program Offered During Drought

'Lawn Buster' Program Offered During Drought

As the drought continues to diminish California's bodies of water, including San Jose's iconic Guadalupe River, the city of San Jose announced that it is introducing another incentive to help conserve water.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:27 PM PDT

Drought Dries Up San Jose's Guadalupe River

Drought Dries Up San Jose's Guadalupe River

California's severe drought has dried up the Guadalupe River in the South Bay.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM PDT

New Water Use Reporting System in SJ

New Water Use Reporting System in SJ

San Jose residents will have a new tool at their fingertips to find out how much water they're using as part of the city's continued effort against the drought.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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